What does creeping mean?

Definitions for creeping

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word creeping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping(noun)

    a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

    "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creeping

    of Creep

  2. Creeping(adj)

    crawling, or moving close to the ground

  3. Creeping(adj)

    growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Creeping

    A phenomenon of capillarity, often annoying in battery jars. The solution, by capillarity, rises a little distance up the sides, evaporates, and as it dries more creeps up through it, and to a point a little above it. This action is repeated until a layer of the salts may form over the top of the vessel. To avoid it, paraffine is often applied to the edges of the cup, or a layer of oil, often linseed oil, is poured on the battery solution,

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

    Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.

  3. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies, 1711:

    Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.

  4. Chairman Crispin Maunder:

    The oil price is creeping up gently, we see it coming back and we have heavy helicopters on order from 2017 onwards.

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.

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